Woman plays on a slot machine in a bingo hall in downtown Rome
A woman plays on a slot machine in a bingo hall in downtown Rome July 6, 2012. Even in a time of deep economic crisis in Italy, there's the promise of a jackpot on every street corner. Even in a time of deep economic crisis, the promise of a jackpot lurks on every Italian street corner. In one central neighbourhood near the ancient walls of Rome, one can gamble at a slot-machine and bingo parlour in a former cinema, at a bar with chirping video-betting games, at a hall for horse races, at a tobacco shop that sells a dozen varieties of lottery tickets and even at a local post office that sells scratch-and-win cards - all in a two-block radius. Picture taken July 6.
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